Foundation / Corporation
Blair Area Community Foundation (BACF)
Grants to Washington County, Nebraska nonprofits, government agencies, and faith-based organizations for community enrichment activities. Funding is intended to support projects in the areas of health and welfare, education, parks and recreation, fine arts, community betterment, public facility development and improvements, and other charitable purposes.
The Blair Area Community Foundation is dedicated to enriching the quality of life in Washington County, Nebraska. The Foundation supports activities that support the values of the families that reside within the county.
The Foundation prefers to fund requests that provide ongoing benefit to the community.
The Foundation also funds public property projects such as community buildings and public parks.
GrantWatch ID#: 173404
Historically, grants given through the BACF grant program have ranged from $400 to $3,500.
The Foundation reserves the right to request a return of grant monies not expended within one year of the grant allocation, unless otherwise specified at the time of grant allocation.
Applications will only be accepted from organizations that either have an official 501(c)(3) designation, are entities of government requesting funds for public purposes, or are churches or synagogues providing social services to the community.
- The Foundation does not finance annual appeals or payment of regular, ongoing operational expenses for applicant organizations.
- The Foundation will not purchase supplies or provide funding for annually recurring events or programs. However, the BACF will consider assisting in the first year start-up costs of new programs that will benefit the community in new ways, serving needs not currently being met.
- The Foundation does not fund scholarships through this program.
- The Foundation does not make contributions that attempt to influence legislation nor does it intervene in any way in political campaigns.
Grant Applications are accepted by the Blair Area Community Foundation once a year. The deadline for applications is October 1. All submissions are reviewed and notification is given to applicants by December 1.
For questions, applicants may contact Emily Petersen.
If the proposal is for the benefit of another organization (i.e. a parents' organization making a purchase for the school system), the applicant must document their agreement that there is a need and that they are in support of these efforts by including a letter from that organization. For public property projects (community buildings, public parks, etc.), applicants must provide a letter of support from the appropriate governmental body (i.e. city administrator or city council, school administrator or school board, etc.).
The Foundation looks favorably on grant requests where a portion of the funds needed for a project have already been raised.
Requests for funding for large projects need to show existing financial support from the community. The BACF grant program can help fund the final needs of a large fundraising campaign, but will not fund the initial needs without significant evidence of other sources of income committed to the project.
Funds may not be diverted from their original purpose by the recipient. If, after receipt of a grant from the BACF, the nonprofit organization feels there is a need to modify or change the usage of the funds, that change request must be submitted to the BACF in writing, and approved in advance of implementation of the project by the Blair Area Community Foundation, or the funds must be returned.
For Guidelines: https://www.blairareacommunityfoundation.org/grants/guidelines/
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For the online application:
Blair Area Community Foundation
1646 Washington Street
Blair, NE 68008
USA: Nebraska: Washington County